AmeriCorps members spotted on blogosphere in front row at Romney event

Posted by aaronjmarquez on October 4, 2007

AmeriCorps members with City Year New Hampshire were spotted across the political blogosphere as they sat front and center at a Ask Mitt Anything event this morning at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, NH.

Check both here and here for photos and video of corps members waiting for and then listening to former Governor Mitt Romney (MA-R).  Governor Romney was an early supporter and Board Chair of City Year Boston during his time with Bain and Company, Inc., which he proudly boasts in his official campaign bio.

Romney & CYNH members

Here’s the report on the event from AmeriCorps*NCCC Alum Lee Ellison:

This morning, members of City Year New Hampshire’s Civic Engagement Team including Jodi Harper and Stephen Rodriguez (pictured above) attended the “Ask Mitt Anything” event in Manchester, NH at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics.

Gov. Romney spoke about many things including how he felt about the benefit of National Service. He mentioned that with the rising cost of secondary education offering a benefit to those who do service, either military or community.

After the hour long question and answer portion Gov. Romney spoke one on one with the group. He stated “Thank you guys for the great work you do. Keep it up!”

See what happened when we caught up with Governor Romney at a similar event in Berlin, NH a few weeks back and asked him about his National Service plan…


2 Responses to “AmeriCorps members spotted on blogosphere in front row at Romney event”

  1. Brendan said

    Democracy 2.0 Declaration –

    On Thursday, October 4th, 2007, 50 youth leaders worked together at the Democracy 2.0 Summit in Washington D.C. The Summit, a national movement instituted by, is a way to bring attention to the ideas that America’s youth has to offer. Democracy 2.0 is designed to address the civic participation needs and interests of the Millennial Generation (targeting the 16-30 age group). has worked for the past year to survey young people about what they feel is an issue in both their own community and on a national level. This consensus among the youth of America has been addressed during the Summit in order to produce the Democracy 2.0 Declaration. This declaration represents what the youth believes is working and is not working in the current democracy of the U.S.

    The declaration serves as a foundation for political candidates to understand what the youth of America feels strongly about. The Declaration will be shared with 435 youth representatives at’s Party for the Presidency, an event in Hollywood, CA that will take place December 29-31.

    Democracy 2.0 was launched to upgrade and renew our political process in America by providing guidelines for positive social change that take advantage of both the tremendous passion of today’s youth leaders and the powerful social networking and technology tools they are using to create communities. is here to listen and help instigate change within the youth of America. You can get involved by going to for more information.

  2. Brendan,

    I’m a big fan of and would hope that National Service is one of the major, unifying issues at Party for the Presidency.


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